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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Root Growth Capacity Effects on Field Performance
Simpson, David G.; Vyse, Alan; Thompson, C.F
1988: Vernon, CAN
Good field performance (first year survival) was found for interior spruce (Picea glauca x engelmannii) or lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) seedlots that had average root growth capacity (RGC) levels greater than 10 new roots longer than 10 mm per seedling. The RGC field survival relationship was affected by both species and planting year, but not so much by planting site.
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